1- Analytical laboratories Department:-

  • Perform all routine analysis according to the international standard methods on different petroleum products in order to determine their physical and chemical properties and determine their acceptance according to the national and international standard specifications.
  • Carry on the laboratory analysis for other industrial and petroleum companies, these tests are charged in accordance with the Egyptian general petroleum corporation
  • Training and developing technical staff and employees in petroleum field either from Egypt or Arabic or foreign countries.
  • Participate at ISO program in order to organize and document quality of products at different steps. Also standardization of instruments which are used in inspection and tests and can affect the quality of different petroleum products.
  • Analysis of waste water according to standard method

Routine tests in fuel sector      PPT
Analysis of waste water according to the following standard method      PDF
Routine tests in oil sector      PDF

2- Quality control Department:-

Quality control department concerning insurance the quality of fuels types , lubricants , jet fuel , avgas , marine fuel during handling and storage processes in services stations , main depot , airports and bunker.

Analytical Research Department:

This department aims to participate in ISO plane for production and evaluation of products. It co-oparte with Follow up Production department in changing the formulation.
Moreover, it participate with Acadimic Scientefic reseach to carry on the national scientefic projects. Also in evaluation of additives and finel oil, beside solving any problem facing the oil. The Department can offer analysis to Petrolume product of other companys using the following lab tests.
Kinamatic viscosity at 40°C and 100°C, flash (open-closed) , Viscosity at low temp ( CCS , MRV ) , Pour Point, Foam, Air release, evaporation loss ( Noak ) , Shear, Oxidation stability, TAN, TBN, IR.

Tests In Analytical Research Section click here      PDF

Follow up production Department:

  • Monitoring the production of lubricating oils and greases.
  • Insuring both the quality and quantity control of the produced lubricants.
  • Implementation of the lubricants yearly plan.
  • Defined specification and formulation of both component and products.

1- Research performance sector :-

In this laboratory, the performance characteristics of lubricating oils and greases being used industry are tested, such as extreme pressure, welding load, coefficient of friction, scoring. Standard test rigs are used in accordance with standard test method.

  • Four Ball Method IP-239.
  • Timken Method IP-240
  • FZG GEAR machine IP-334

2- Emission Measurements Department Definition :-

Emission Measurements Department equipted with devices for analyzing and measuring the exhaust gas components and the percentages of these component emitted from engines and vehicles which use different types of fuel (Gasoline, Diesel, and CNG), Also can measure Octane number of Gasoline fuel, and measure the performance and efficiency of heavy duty vehicles.

3- Engine Performance Test Department:

The department run-in the overhauled engine according to a specific program of different loads and speeds for its crucial effect on prolonging the engine life.
The department also carries out performance test on engines by measuring :

  • The maximum horsepower
  • The maximum torque.
  • The brake specific fuel consumption.
  • The test is done according to the standard method ISO 158.
  • The department also carries out training courses for both engineers & Technicians on how to carry out the performance test.
  • The department can also measure the fuel consumption of vehicles on the road in field tests.

The idea of establishing Misr Petroleum Research Centre started in 1965 in April 1976 Ghamra Research Center was built in Cairo.

The main aim was serve the petroleum industry in Egypt through the evaluation and development of various petroleum products besides performing laboratory and field researches to cope with a non-stop world development.

The research center was established by technical staff and equipped with the most recent apparatus as well as test engines necessary for its research and routine works.

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Aims of Misr Petroleum Research Centre - Ghamra

  • Performance evaluation of all petroleum products using international standard test methods and standerd engines and equipments
  • Continuous evaluation of petroleum products, blends, base oils, additives and chemicals in order to achieve the requested level .
  • Quality control of products and the follow - up of their performance efficiency at the customers.
  • Training and development of technicians working at different petroleum companies in Egypt as well as in the Arab and foreign countries.
  • Developing the products and improving their performance
  • Carrying out laboratory analysis and performance tests for other organizations and companies and giving them the appropriate technical advice to solve any related problems.
    Cooperating with local, Arab and International Organization involved with the petroleum industry, through holding and/or participating at scientific conferences and symposiums.

Research Center of Misr Petroleum Co. Design and Hold 12 Special Technical Training Programs in the Following
Fields : Fuels, Oils, Greases, Quality Control, Performance Tests

  • Types of Lubricating Oils Engine oils, Industrial oils (introduction specifications - types - test methods).
  • Using modern Equipments In analytical petroleum products.
  • Fuel classification (Gasoline - Gas oil - Kerosene - Heavy fuel oil) Introduction - Specifications - Test methods - Quality control.
  • Aviation fuel quality control (Introduction - Specifications - Types - Test methods - Quality control steps for Aviation fuel at main installation and depot).
  • Marine fuel quality control (Introduction - Specifications - Types - Test methods - Quality control steps for marine fuel at main installation and parts).
  • Greases (Introduction - Specifications - Types - Test methods)
  • Internal - Combustion Engines.
  • Diesel Engines
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Harmful Emissions from the Internal - Combustion Engines.
  • Transmission Mechanism Equipments.
  • Internal - Combustion Engines to CNG Engines Converting.